Every day, the man who runs U.S. Special Operations Command goes to work thinking that world events had gotten as crazy as they could the day before.
Then the new day starts.
To help deal with escalating challenges facing the nearly 70,000 men and women in the command, serving in as many as 100 countries, SOCom opened a new $43 million building at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday to house its Joint Special Operations University.
“I can’t imagine it getting more frantic and every day someone ramps it up a little bit more,” the SOCom commander, Army Gen. Raymond A. “Tony” Thomas III, said Thursday. Thomas lauded the university’s capacity to “breed leaders who have the agility” that special operations forces need.